30 May 2011

WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ?



Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of May 28. You never know if you need an alibi ! If you participate please put the little logo on the top of your post and leave your link.

It was quiet a nice weekend. There was a big sailing boat festival in Ostend (Belgium) with around 150 boats anchored in the port just in front of the station.



The main attraction was the "Bounty" a replica built for the 1962 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty" with Marlon Brando, but also more recently for the "Pirates of the Caribbean" with Jonny Depp. As you could visit the boats, this one of course was fully packed with visitors who wanted to see where Mr. Depp had played the pirate. I was more interested in the ship than in Mr. Depp, whom I don't like especially. I walked around to see all ships, but I will write a special post about this event later.

Our son came again for the weekend (he had been with us last weekend too) but this time alone, because he had to go for the christening of one of his best friend's son, he is the Godfather, and another friend celebrated his 35 th birthday with a big party. So finally we didn't see him very much.



He brought me 4 bouquets of roses, which I squeezed in two vases (I didn't have enough) probably one for Motherday and one for last weekend and this weekend. He is a practical man and honored his mother in one shot ! I also appreciated very much that he mowed the lawn !



One of my neighbors was busy with repairing the little wall in front of his house and was using cement ! I went over and asked him if he could give me a bit to cement my new cat so that it is impossible to steal it ! He came over with his cement and now the cat sits in there and laughs at all eventual thieves ! Nah !



Before our son returned home, he fixed the "coffin" (as my front neighbor said) on his car's roof. Going on holidays next week with a baby needs a lot of space ! Of course Arthur the cat had to check if father and son did it right. Mother hang out of the window and took the pictures.

The afternoon I spent with Dominique in her garden, we made an update on the last happenings in our families and neighborhood. No kidnapping, no murders, no funerals nothing special happened. And my cemented cat spent her first night safeley besides the mailbox.

11 comments:

Jo said...

Hi Gattina, I look forward to reading about the ships. I saw Johnny Depp with Kathy Bates in Fried Green Tomatoes. I love Kathy Bates but Johnny D leaves me cold. I just love your loyal and kindhearted son. Imagine the roses AND to mow the lawn. Is the "coffin" extra packing space? I've never seen such a thing. Good to see Arthur supervising the work and that you were there to take photos! I tried to link my weekend post to yours, but no linky. Will try again a little later. Have a GREAT day my friend. (((Hugs))) Jo

Jackie said...

Hi Gattina, I got a new tire for my car ! check it out

Maribeth said...

My best highlight of the weekend was seeing my cousin and then eating lobsters. I wrote about that and a few other things, but I have been so tired lately from the heat.

Jenny said...

This sounds fascinating. Still chuckling over the alibi line! How fun!

Gracie said...

Glad to know your cat will be safely at home forever....or till the cement will last!

Loree said...

A good idea to cement your cats. I thought it was only here that people will steal things from your doorstep!

A Lady's Life said...

I love that ship and of course Johnny Depp. lol
He played so well in that movie.
I am glad you cat is safe and that you got beautiful flowers from your best guy.:)

Ann said...

Talking about tables, did I tell you, my friend adopted two stray cats. (adults) and could not be trained. The cats clawed at the wooden furniture. The husband complained, but she loved the cats (which were very beautiful cats). Once, they went away, and another friend "cat sit" for them, the cats continued their taste for wood. The cats were not welcomed again.

Kat said...

Love your cat and I think the cement idea is great! I will do that too for my ducks at my pond. One fell the other day because it was knocked down by one of the cats and it broke its head.LOL!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

They call it a coffin? Too funny. I'd love to have gone to the ship festival...I bet it was beautiful. And Ms. G....I love all your red flowers.

claudie said...

Sounds you had a great WE! Love the ships exhibitions! like you I would like to visit the bounty but just for the boat and not for Mr Deep I don't like at all as actor!
J'ai beaucoup d'occupations avec le théâtre car les dates de représentation approchent!!! Je vais réserver les billets pour Bruxelles avec Mélissa dès qu'elle revient d'Aix! Grande nouvelle, elle a réussi sa première année de fac et passe en licence 2!!!!